Top Indoor Play Centres in Winnipeg

Published Mar 7, 2018

Winnipeg isn't your typical city when it comes to indoor play places! There are tons of unique indoor play places all throughout the city. Which one will be your new favourite?

Top Indoor Play Centres in Winnipeg, MB

For a nice, warm, and dry place to play during the winter months, look no further than the play places listed below. There are a wide variety of experiences that combine education, athleticism, and above all FUN!

The Polar Playground

The Polar Playground, a fully immersive play area designed as an Arctic wonderland of active participation, is an exciting addition to the Assiniboine Park Zoo that is guaranteed to have your children climbing, sliding, learning, exploring and begging for more!

From the moment you step through the doors, the unique space is designed to engage and educate children on polar bears and other northern species through motion themed activities including: a moving ice-mass floor that responds to footsteps, an ice cave with hidden messages, a responsive Aurora Borealis wall where children can conduct the northern lights, and a wall-sized icicle xylophone!

Price Range: Free with Zoo Admission, and for Park and Zoo Members.

Adults (18-59) $20.50 | Seniors (60 years +) $17.75 | Youth (13-17 years) $17.75 | Children (3-12 years) $11.25 | Under 3 years FREE

Kid City

Kid City has two convenient locations at 801 Century Street and 550 Archibald.

They are Winnipeg’s Ultimate Indoor Playcenter for children ages 1-12 featuring a unique and massive three level play structure, which includes; slides, tunnels, ropes, punch bag, forest, trolley glide, sports court, plus many more activities that inspire social and physical development within children. The playcenter also includes a section exclusively for toddlers. In addition, Kid City offers a laser maze, inflatable bouncer, air hockey and foosball tables, mini cars and exersaucers. Parents are able to watch their children play while relaxing in the lounge equipped with a flat screen TV and leather couches. If parents want to participate, the play structure is large enough for adults to enjoy as well.

In addition to drop in play, Kid City offers in stress free and hassle free birthday parties with a variety of party packages to fit their customers' styles and budgets.

Price Range: unlimited play all day, infants (under 12 months) FREE with paying admission - otherwise $2.95, toddlers are $9.95, kids (3 and older) are $11.95 and adults are FREE. 

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Affordable Family Fun

Sky Zone’s all-walled indoor trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar and Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition.

In addition, Sky Slam gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball on the trampolines. Freestyle flyers can also practice their moves as they soar into the giant Foam Zone. This new park is the ideal venue for groups seeking unforgettable events such as birthday parties, corporate team building, school field trips and much more.

Sky Zone is located at 200-400 Fort Whyte Way (Corner of McGillivray and McCreary Rd next to Fort Whyte Alive).

Prices vary depending on what kind of jump (Glow, Open, Sensory Night, or Toddler Time). 

Ride & Play

Located at the  Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St North, 

Ride & Play is a year round drop-in program with a variety of activities for children from birth to age 5 with a caregiver. Indoor play includes an infant area, riding toys, a weekly craft, puzzles, giant building blocks, a playhouse, our beloved bouncy castle, and more! When it’s warm enough they also do outdoor play activities.

It is a FREE-PLAY environment with opportunities for moms, dads, grandparents and nannies to interact with their children. BALL-TIME follows Clean-up at 11:30 and 2 pm when toys are put away to make room for balls, hula hoops, and ribbons. Bring NUT-FREE snacks (no nuts or peanut butter) and indoor shoes or slippers (preferably something grippy).

Price Range: Admission $30/10 admission passes. Siblings under 6 months and caregivers are free. Passes are also available.

Program Hours: Sept-June: Tues-Wed-Thurs 9 am – 2:30 pm. July-August: Tues-Wed-Thurs 9 am – 12 noon* *free outdoor wading pool and playground

Great Big Adventure

Located at 960 Lorimer Blvd. 

With over 12,000 square feet of interior space, Great Big Adventure is equally attractive to both child and parent. For the kids, they have a massive 3,000 square foot play structure featuring seven 20 foot slides. They also have an exclusive toddler section and a large mini-sticks area for some serious hockey fun. The play structure is enjoyed by children all the way up to 12 years old.

For the parents, grab a coffee or tea and relax in one of the many loungers or chill out on a comfy couch, or enjoy the food at the cafe.

Price Range: General Admission: Toddlers $9.25, Children 4+ $11.95. Twilight Pricing: Toddlers $6.25, Children 4+ $9.25. 

Manitoba Children's Museum

Located at 45 Forks Market Rd.

Built in 1889, the Children’s Museum is housed in the oldest surviving train repair facility in Western Canada and is home to twelve exciting permanent galleries that spark kids’ creative learning. Unlike the no-touch exhibits at other museums, our galleries are always ready for hands-on fun! The latest innovations in education come together at the Children’s Museum with creative environments to provide a powerful learning experience that entertains as it educates.

With innovative travelling exhibitions and a variety of drop-in programs, workshops and special events, the Children’s Museum is a great place for the whole family.

Price Range: General Admission $11 (plus GST)

Scout: Coffee + Tea 

Located at 859 Portage Ave.

If you are looking for a place to sip an excellent Americano and have your toddlers entertained for hours Scott: Coffee + Tea is about to become your new go-to coffee shop. 

This new local coffee shop was built with parents in mind and is full of books, chalkboard walls, and play areas. 

Price Range: However much your fancy coffee drink and treat costs. 

Looking for other fun things to do with your kids in Winnipeg? Check out our Things to Do page. 

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Comments (1)

March 20, 2018, 1:13 p.m. Flag

Great article but you missed hands down the best play place in Winnipeg--Hide and Seek ( It's located in the same area as the Sky Zone near Fort Whyte but it's soooo much better. I took my kids there Jan 2 along with my cousins' kids and they had a blast. After 6 hours, they still didn't want to leave. I'm from California but grew up in Winnipeg, my extended family lives in Winnipeg, and I visit almost every year and we've been to Great Big Adventure, Children's Museum, and Skyzone. But Hide and Seek is simply the best... even compared to anywhere we've been to in California. Seriously. That's saying something. Check it out and amend your article to include it. Or don't. next time we're in Winnipeg, would hate to fight the crowds :)


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